Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (food available for purchase starting at 5:00 p.m.)

2018 Performance Schedule

June 20: Swingbilly Rkfd                          

Swingbilly RFD brings foot stomping music 2018 opening night of Tunes on the Terrace @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens. You are sure to enjoy their soul-warming Rust Belt Honky Tonk and Western Swing montage!!!            

June 27: Long Shot

Rockford Illinois based singer/songwriters Long-shot blend indie rock, acoustic blues and outlaw country with originality and honesty embedded in their stories and songs. With influences like Johnny Cash/June Carter, the Rolling Stones and Amy Winehouse their stripped down acoustic sound and soulful harmonies are as raw and real as their Midwest roots.                                       

July 11: Jodi Beach                                 

Jodi Beach is not simply a singer/pianist, she is a storyteller, a theme weaver, a scrapbook of our lives presented in song. Her performances walk the listener through a gallery of fine works by the master, and let them linger in their grace.

July 18: Steve McClanahan                     

Steve McClanahan is a solo acoustic guitarist and singer from the Rockford area. He performs a vast variety of Pop and Rock Cover Songs ranging from well-known crowd favorites to some more obscure selections. As the lead singer of the former Rockford area band "Cover Story", he was awarded a RAMI award for Best Acoustic Rock band. 

July 25: Gabe Burdulis                            

Gabe’s songwriting style has been described as a “more country version of John Mayer” Mixing blues and Americana styles. His roots began in Madison, WI 21 year-old singer, songwriter currently based out of Nashville, TN. 

August 1: BackRoads Trio                         

A Rockford, Illinois band, the Backroads Trio over the past 10 years has performed at County fairs, Music in the Park concerts, nightclubs and many other public and private events throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. An acoustic band, their music and commentary will take you on a pleasant journey down the back roads of time, rekindling fond memories as they cover hits and popular tunes from the past, including the Drifters, Jimmy Buffet, CCR, the Eagles, Marshall Tucker, Kenny Chesney, John Denver, and other artists.

August 8: H!P Pocket                                

H!p Pocket plays a variety of smooth jazz, R&B, pop and popular sounds from today.  Their music is easy listening and promotes a f un atmosphere for all.

August 15: Paper Airplane                           

Paper Airplane is the acoustic guitar and vocal duo of Noel & Amy Nickel.  The two have been performing throughout northern Illinois for over five years, playing an unexpected mix of songs from the 60’s to today. Working with one guitar and one voice, they challenge themselves to reinvent well-known tunes in fresh new ways.

August 22: Kelly Steward                             


August 29: Kevin Earlywine                          

Kevin Earlywine is a singer/songwriter who hails from Rockford, Illinois. He was inspired by classic songs from the fifties and sixties to write his introspective debut pop album, "Danger", which was released in February 2017. Kevin also incorporates familiar classics from the fifties and sixties for a fun night of easy listening.

Sept 5: After 5 Jazz                               

After 5 Jazz is a collaborative improvisational jazz music project featuring keyboardist Dave Ross, upright bassist Greg Clough, and percussionist Thom Fishe.  The group performs traditional, smooth and original jazz compositions in a classic/vintage night club swingin’ style.

Sept 12: Reed & Waddy                           

Reed & Waddy are back! This three piece band can be seen at various venues throughout the year in Rockford. Best known for playing light rock, classic pop & blues.

Sept 19: Trinadora Rocks     

Trinadora Rocks produces an amazingly full sound complete with four-part harmonies. Offering a fascinating variety of music, a Trinadora Rocks concert incorporates vintage and classic rock and country, blues, gospel, jazz, Latin, Celtic music and more.